Cat Gomez | BSRN, CLEC, RYT, CD(DONA)
A special congratulations on your pregnancy!
I believe pregnancy, childbirth and parenting can be amazing life changing and transformative experiences. I have always loved to serve, support and advocate for women and their families. I first began doing this as a pediatric nurse. Now in this stage of my life and three children of my own, I feel blessed to be providing comprehensive and compassionate birth doula and lactation support along with prenatal yoga, and reiki. My life experience has truly taught me my children have been my best teachers. Each birth I have attended has been a blessing and a reminder of the miracle of life with a sacredness to be honored.
I will honor your own unique wishes, desires and wisdom as you prepare for birth. As your birth doula, I will encourage you to explore what choices you have to promote your best possible birth experience, advocate for partnership and participation while also providing evidence based information for informed decision making. Kindness, respect, trust, patience, joy, humor, empowerment and non-judgement are just some of the qualities in which I hope to cultivate in the care I provide to you and toward anyone who you chose to have a part of your birth experience.
Recently, I have been part of the Mindfulness-Based Childbirth Parenting Teacher Training. I am learning mindfulness can be a helpful lifelong tool that can bring more calm and ease through this incredible and sometimes challenging journey of birth and parenting. Also, I enjoy offering private prenatal yoga sessions to my clients in addition to my prenatal visits. This can be a fun way to connect, create relaxation and learn additional comfort measures.
I would be honored to be your birth doula, feel every woman who would like to have doula support be able to have it, invite you to visit my website and without obligation welcome the opportunity to discuss your unique needs and expectations for your birth experience.
I believe in lifelong learning. I have attended a Spinning Babies workshop (2017), Microbiomes and Birth workshop (2017), Mindful Birthing Workshop (2017), Birth Spirituality and Healing Coach Certification Training (2018), Birth Wisdom Prenatal Yoga certification (2019), Rebozo workshop (2019), completed Level 1 Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting certification (2018-2019) and beginning Level 2 (May 2019). I have been DONA certified since 2017 along with current lactation certification through UCSD extension program (CLEC). I am also a registered nurse (BSRN) licensed in CA, NJ and TN. DoulaCathyTLC.com website